Weekend Happenings October 28-30

Costume contests, pumpkin painting, trick-or-treating- oh my! Halloween is here and there are plenty of ways to celebrate this weekend.  



DC’s 18th Annual Nightmare on M St. Bar Crawl
DuPont Circle
1716 I (EYE) St. NW
Time: Saturday, 12pm-7:30pm
Cost:  $15-$115

DuPont Circle is coming alive and transforming from trendy to terrifying! Join the party with cover-free admission, top drink specials from your favorite brands, costume contests and most importantly… NO WAITING AROUND IN LINES!

Night of the Living Zoo
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
3001 Connecticut Ave.  NW
Time: Friday, 6:30-10:00pm
Cost: FREE

Wear your best costume while enjoying the zoo by moonlight. Experience bone-chilling and mind-boggling performance art including palm readers, fire eaters, talking bats and illusionists. Adult only event.

Trick or Treat at Tudor Place
Tudor Place
1644 31st St. NW
Time: Saturday, 10:00am-12:00pm
Cost: Member child, $7; Non-member child, $10; Accompanying adult, $5

Halloween is “spooktacular” at Tudor Place! Wear your costumes (optional) and follow meandering paths to find treats (not tricks!) in every corner of the enchanting North Garden. Enjoy pumpkin-decorating and other crafts, face painting, and outdoor games amid lovely autumn color.


2nd Annual Trick or Treat at Lexington Market
Lexington Market
400 W Lexington St., Baltimore
Time: Saturday, 2-4pm
Cost: FREE

Put on your favorite costume and come out for a fun afternoon of trick or treating! There will be pumpkin decorating and spooky cooking demonstrations from Chef Egg. All market businesses will have treats for those participating!

17th Great Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival
Patterson Park
27 S Patterson Park Ave., Baltimore
Time: Saturday, 3:30-8:30pm
Cost: FREE

Celebrate the Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead! Build lanterns, make sugar skulls, participate in costume contests, listen to live music, enjoy hayrides and browse craft vendors. When the moon comes out, join in the lantern parade!

Annapolis Halloween Walk
Susan Campbell Park
City Dock, Annapolis
Time: Sunday, 12-2pm
Cost: $5

Adults, children and pets are welcome to put on their costumes and join in this lovely walk through Annapolis! Residents and businesses will be participating as Halloween stops and all children will be given a special bag to use. Afterwards, your wristband gets you into an exclusive after party!


Tysons Biergarten
8346 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner
Time: Saturday, 6pm-2am
Cost: FREE

Trick or treating for the kids early in the evening is followed by an adults-only celebration including a costume contest with cash prizes, exclusive brews, live music and food.

Trick or Treat at Reston Town Center
Reston Town Center
11900 Market St., Reston

Time: Saturday, 12-4pm
Cost: FREE

Kids in costume are welcome to stop by participating retailers and restaurants to receive treats and goodies!

Clifton Haunted Trail
Town of Clifton
Chapel Rd., Clifton
Time: Saturday, 7-10pm
Cost: $10-15

Travel through the 8-acre historic haunted trail if you dare! There will also be monster movies under the stars, food and drinks available for purchase

Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Alan Jackson Keepin’ It Country Tour, EagleBank Arena, Friday
  • Hiroshima, Birchmere, Friday
  • Lucius, Rams Head Live, Friday
  • An Evening with Garrison Keillor, Strathmore, Friday
  • Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Warner Theatre, Friday
  • San Francisco Ballet: Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella, Kennedy Center, Friday thru Sunday
  • Disney On Ice Presents Follow Your Heart, Royal Farms Arena, Friday thru Sunday
  • Washington International Horse Show, Verizon Center, Friday thru Sunday
  • Toni Braxton: North American Tour, Lyric Opera House, Saturday
  • Tom Paxton & John McCutcheon, Birchmere, Saturday
  • Washington Capitals VS. Vancouver Canucks, Saturday
  • Movie and Music: The Nightmare Before Christmas, BSO & Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Saturday & Sunday
  • Colbie Caillat, Birchmere, Sunday
  • Jimmy Heath at 90, Kennedy Center, Sunday
  • Denis Matsuev, Strathmore, Sunday
  • Washington Redskins VS. Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday
  • Washington Capitals VS. Calgary Flames, Sunday


unspokenThe Unspoken

Duration:  90 minutes

Genre:  Horror/Thriller

For 17 years, the house of the close-knit Anderson family, who vanished without a trace in 1997, has remaining undisturbed… until now.

Starring: Jodelle Ferland, Neal McDonough, Pascale Hutton, Sunny Suljic, Matt Bellefleur, Jessie Fraser, Lochlyn Munro, Chanelle Peloso


Duration:  121 Minutes

Genre:  Suspense/Thriller

When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks and together they must race across Europe agnist the clock to foil a deadly global plot.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Irfan Khan, Omar Sy, Ben Foster

pastoralAmerican Pastoral

Duration:  108 Minutes

Genre:  Drama

In the 1960s, a man tries to find his missing daughter after police assuse her of a deadly bombing

Starring: Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, Peter Riegert, Rupert Evans, David Strathairn, Molly Parker





Urban Stems: Flower Power

Ordering flowers online can often be troublesome, expensive and unreliable. Luckily, Charm City Concierge has just introduced the trendy new flower delivery service, Urban Stems, as a new vendor!

Urban Stems prides themselves on its fresh flowers, picked daily from local farms. It offers same-day delivery and includes personalized notes with each arrangement. Arrangements start at just $35 with free delivery in Baltimore, DC, NYC and Philly.

New bouquets are released each month so you know flowers from Urban Stems will always be in season and on trend. The flowers are beautiful, the price is right and you know you can relax when you forget your best friend’s birthday – Urban Stems to the rescue!

Flower Power 

Our Maryland team was invited to a create-your-own flower crown class at Liv2eat as part of our Charm School* program. Liv2eat is a CARD partner and concierge favorite located in Federal Hill.

Fall mimosas, sake mules and sangria were popular choices from their drink menu. We got to sample risotto fritters and homemade chocolate chip cookies. All delicious and all highly recommended by our team!

The long dark tables were adorned with fresh, fragrant flowers for us to choose from; the excitement was palpable. Directions were easy to follow as Urban Stems sent two very knowledgeable gentlemen to teach us to make our elegant headpieces.

The process was interactive, aesthetically pleasing and of course – FUN! A foolproof way to spice up a DIY office event, ladies’ night, bridal shower, bachelorette party or just an excuse to play with flowers and enjoy a craft!

Simple instructions:

concierges-at-workStep One: Bend 2 thin wires into a semi-circle, connect the two wires at one end with flower tape.

Step Two: Make about 5 or 6 separate boutonnieres, cut stems to about 3 inches and cover with flower tape.

Step Three: Use flower tape to tape each boutonniere to the wires.

Step Four: Don your lovely new crown made of fresh buds!

Step Five: Take a SELFIE!


Contact your concierge to place an order with Urban Stems or to begin planning your next DIY event. Flower crowns are all the rage and quite frankly – we’d like an excuse to make another!

*Charm School is a fun and educational program used to keep our concierge teams informed of the newest venues, latest trends and upcoming events.

Post by: Anna B.

My Morning Routine for Success!

Does the change in seasons have you struggling to get out of bed in the morning? Or maybe you’ve just never been a morning person. Try implementing these steps for a better morning routine and successful start to your day.

Wake Up Early

wake-upThis is the most important component to starting the day off right! Waking up an hour or two before you need to leave the house should provide you with enough time to prepare your mind and body for each day.

To help yourself stay on track with your sleep schedule, start an evening routine, this way your body knows it’s time to slow down at a reasonable hour. Try setting your alarm out of arms reach, this way you have to actually get out of bed when it goes off. Once you are up, don’t lay back down! Walk right over to that light switch and flip it on, this will trigger your brain to recognize that it’s time to WAKE UP!

*Extra thought: You function better on a consistent schedule, so make sure to cut back on the hours you spend sleeping in on the weekends!

Positive Vibes

Your mood is a crucial part of your overall success! So now that you’re up, spend 5-10 minutes reminding yourself of positive things in your life. Try to come up with at least 5 things that you are grateful for – this gratitude will help push you toward positive thinking!

Use this time to indulge in your favorite things, you have set it aside purposely as “me-time” so don’t allow yourself to feel rushed! Listen to music you like, play with your pet, sit by the window and just enjoy your view, etc! Whatever is calming for you, take this time to do it, you will be glad you did!

Work It Out

work-outA great endorphin boost for the morning is exercise! This doesn’t need to be extreme, just focus on getting your body moving. Make sure to do some stretching first and plan an activity for yourself in the process.

Getting your exercise in during your morning routine will boost your feelings of motivation and sense of accomplishment for the day. Waiting until the evenings for an intense exercise routine can affect your sleep, and we don’t want that! This could be a great time to try that yoga pose you’ve been thinking about!


Now your prep for the work day officially begins. Set a goal time to have your shower and other bathroom to-do’s complete. Make sure to pick a scent that you feel promotes your positive thoughts. As for water temperature, since we’re focusing on stimulating our mind for a successful day, a cooler temp would be your best bet!

There are many benefits to a cooler shower; it stimulates your immune system, increases alertness, prevents colds, stimulates anti-depression hormones, and accelerates your metabolism. Also, a bonus – you’ll likely save water with a cold shower because you won’t feel as comfortable staying in for a long period of time!


breakfastHealthy breakfasts are KEY in having the energy needed to be successful! Make sure to check out our blog posts from September, it was “Better Breakfast Month” so we have provided some great tips and recipes!

For a breakfast that will sustain you throughout the morning, let’s avoid the sugary boost of energy because we know that comes with a mid-morning crash or a need for some extra caffeine. Instead, fill your plate with whole grains, non-fat dairy products, and protein. These items will keep you feeling full and functioning with steady energy, while helping to lower your desire for a sugary snack or soft drink!


You’re almost ready for the day! Take your excess time in the morning, to reflect on what you have accomplished so far, and how you feel about this. Then allow yourself to surrender to the process, clear your mind and be still in the moment. It’s a new day, so we want to allow our mind to remain quiet of yesterday’s worries. Once you feel your stress level has decreased, you will be able to feel a clearer view of your surroundings. As you end your meditation, try to visualize yourself staying on a productive track for the day.

To-Do List!

to-doNow we are ready to get this day started! Take out a pen and paper, and start a list of items that you need to complete today. Focus on what will require the majority of your energy and mental awareness, and take on those tasks first while you are still in a positive and motivated mood for the day.

Completing these hard tasks will provide you with a sense of accomplishment, which will continue to give you the pushes you need to get through the rest of the day. As you reach the end of your list, start adding rewards for yourself! Including these activities/rewards after a large task or at the end of your list, will decrease your desire to take unnecessary breaks throughout the day.

Follow this guide to boost your overall well-being and remember – your morning routine is the first step to having the best day ever, every day!

Post by: Beth F.

Weekend Happenings October 21-23

The fall spirit is in the air! Enjoy themed events like pumpkin bowling, witch and wizard train rides, and dog costume contests!



Boo at the Zoo
Smithsonian National Zoologial Park
3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, DC
Time: Friday-Sunday 5:30pm-8:30pm
Cost: $30

One of the Zoo’s most popular events is back!  Bring the whole family to Boo at the Zoo and enjoy treat stations, craft beer and food tastings, animal demonstrations, Halloween entertainment, and more! 

Pumpkin Palooza at the Wharf
Gangplank Marina Park
600 Water St. SW, DC
Time: Saturday, 1pm-4pm
Cost: FREE admission

Enjoy all things pumpkin at the District Wharf this weekend as it is transformed into a seasonal beer garden with games, pumpkin bowling, a pumpkin pie eating contest and a costume contest!

The 19th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: Bill Murray
Kennedy Center Opera House
2700 F. St. NW, DC
Time: Sunday
Cost: $75-$250

The Kennedy Center is honoring Bill Murray with the 19th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.  Don’t miss out on this star-studded show! Contact your concierge for ticket options.


Cambridge Schooner Rendezvous
Long Wharf at the Choptank, Cambridge
Time: Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm
Cost: FREE admission

This event is fun for the whole family! Tour the vessels from the Great Chesapeake Schooner Race, go out for a sail, take a dockside tour, enjoy live music and take in the beautiful views.

Witches and Wizards Weekend
B&O Railroad Museum
901 W Pratt St., Baltimore
Time: Saturday, 10am-3:30pm; Sunday, 11am-3:30pm
Cost: varies

Dress up as your favorite witch or wizard and enjoy this magical day! Hop aboard the Wizard and Witches Express, enjoy a sword demonstration, make edible potions and more.

2nd Annual Baltimore Craft Beer Festival
Canton Waterfront Park
3001 Boston St., Baltimore
Time: Saturday, 12-6pm
Cost: $20-$65

If you could never make it to all the craft breweries in Maryland, now is your chance! Maryland craft breweries are coming together, all in one place, at the beautiful Canton Waterfront Park, Maryland craft breweries are coming together for this day of fun. This event also includes food trucks, live music, trivia, corn hole, and a special event– a homebrew competition!


Washington West Film Festival
Bow Tie Cinemas- Reston Town Center
11940 Market St., Reston
Time: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (through 10/25), times vary
Cost: Varies; purchase tickets online

This yearly event invites filmmakers and film enthusiasts to enjoy dozens of films that will make you think. All proceeds benefit projects committed to humanitarian causes worldwide.

Air and Scare
Smithsonian’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly

Time: Saturday, 11am-5pm
Cost: FREE Admission ($15 parking)

Indoor trick or treating, spooky science experiments, Halloween crafts, and other festive activities for the kids. Dressing in costume is encouraged!

Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest
Lake Accotink Park
7550 Accotink Park Rd., Springfield
Time: Saturday, 2-4pm
Cost: $5-7 per dog

Dress your pup in their most creative costume and bring them to the pavilion to compete for special prizes and treats!

Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Rodney Crowell Band, Birchmere, Friday
  • Disney on Ice Presents Follow Your Heart, Eaglebank Arena, Friday thru Sunday
  • Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8, BSO & Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Friday and Sunday
  • Hot in Herre 2000s Dance Party, Rams Head Live, Saturday
  • Gladys Knight, Warner Theatre, Saturday
  • Brian McKnight, Birchmere, Sunday
  • Washington Capitals VS New York Rangers, Verizon Center, Saturday



Duration:  135 Minutes

Genre:  Thriller/Horror

Five carnival workers are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large compound. At the mercy of their captors, they are forced to play a twisted game of life or death called 31. For the next 12 hours, they must fight for their lives against an endless parade of homicidal maniacs.

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Judy Geeson, Jane Carr, Elizabeth Daily, Ginger Lynn

jack Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Duration:  118 Minutes

Genre:  Action/Adventure/Crime

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Robert Knepper, Danika Yarosh, Ninja N. Devoe, Aldis Hodge

ouijaOuija: Origin of Evil

Duration:  99 Minutes

Genre:  Horror/Thriller

In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by a merciless spirit, the family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.

Starring: Lin Shaye, Doug Jones, Annalise Basso, Elizabeth Reaser, Henry Thomas, Kate Siegel

keepingKeeping Up with the Joneses

Duration:  101 Minutes

Genre:  Action/Comedy

A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies.

Starring: Gal Gadot, Isla Fisher, Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Patton Oswalt, Matt Walsh

madeaBoo! A Medea Halloween

Duration:  101 Minutes

Genre:  Action/Comedy

Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens.

Starring: Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely, Yousef Erakat, Lexy Panterra, Andre Hall

Host an election night party that will go down in history

Once you’ve been to the polls on November 8th it’s time to celebrate! Our concierges share party ideas that are great for an in-office celebration or a night at home with friends.

You’ll want to start with a clever invitation that will draw your guests in.


Next, add plenty of decorations. Anything red, white and blue will do. Bonus points if the decor is edible!

Serve patriotic snacks, whether homemade or pre-bought. Be sure to provide sweet and savory bites to keep your company satiated throughout the evening. Election day cookies, patriotic party dip, patriotic popcorn, and more!

Supply creative games to keep the mood light and fun. Presidential trivia and a photo booth with accessories like president stick props!



Lastly, make sure all of your TV screens are up and running!

Want more ideas for your upcoming Election Party? Visit us on Pinterest! Your concierge can also help you plan an in-office party with catering and decor to match the patriotic theme.

Post by: Erin M.


Weekend Happenings October 14-16

From fossils to food trucks to Fleet Week, there are quite a few events in the DMV this weekend. Spend your time sampling tasty cuisine, appreciating fine artwork, or getting into the Halloween spirit!



Curbside Kickoff 2016
NOMA Storey Park
1005 First St. SE, DC
Time: Saturday, 11am-4pm
Cost: $40-$50, Kids 12 and under FREE

The DMV Food Truck Association will be hosting the original food truck festival this weekend. Sample great food and drinks, browse mobile retailers and watch your favorite food truck chefs battle it out for a great cause.  

American Field Pop Up Market
1309 5th St. NE, DC
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm
Cost: FREE

Visit this two day pop-up market at Union Market and discover some of the best American made clothing, accessories, furniture, and much more. Visit their website for a full list of retailers!

National Fossil Day at the Museum of Natural History
10th St and Constitution Ave. NW, DC
Time: Saturday 10am-4pm
Cost: FREE

Fossil-themed activities will be at the forefront at this all-day family festival. Explore the ongoing research at the FossiLab, handle fossils, chat about them with museum scientists, and finish off the day at the IMAX Theater watching Dinosaurs Alive! 3D.


19th Annual Bethesda Row Arts Festival
Bethesda Row
4841 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda
Time: Saturday, 11am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
Cost: FREE

Bethesda will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery for this weekend only! View fine arts and crafts from artists throughout the Bethesda area. Live music will be playing for your enjoyment and delicious dining options include restaurants throughout the area.

Autumn Wine Festival
Pemberton Historical Park
5561 Plantation Ln., Salisbury
Time: Saturday and Sunday, 11am-5pm
Cost: varies

Enjoy the beautiful outdoor views of Pemberton Historical Park as you sip on delicious Maryland wines, perfectly in season for the fall!

Baltimore Air Show
Various Locations throughout Baltimore
Time: Saturday and Sunday, 1-4pm
Cost: FREE 

As a part of Fleet Week, see the Blue Angels in action as they soar through the skies above Baltimore! Viewing areas include Fort McHenry, Canton Waterfront Park, the Inner Harbor, and more.


Madhunter’s Madhouse
Workhouse Arts Center
9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton
Time: Friday & Saturday, 7-10:30pm
Cost: $20

This indoor and outdoor maze through a 100-year old former prison is full of surprises and spooky special effects at every turn.

Halloween on the Green
Vienna Town Green
144 Maple Ave E, Vienna
Time: Saturday, 11am
Cost: FREE Admission

Bring the kids in their favorite costumes to this safe daytime Halloween festival. Festivities include pumpkin carving, a petting zoo, storytelling, face painting, popcorn and cotton candy, and even a visit from the Vienna Singing Princesses.

Northern Virginia Fall Brewfest
Bull Run Regional Park
7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 11am-7pm
Cost: $25-55 (Event is 21+ only)

Sample fall and winter beers from local and regional craft breweries. There will also be food vendors, arts and crafts, live music and a Cornhole tournament.

Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • NSO Pops: Cirque de la Symphonie: Halloween Extravaganza, Kennedy Center, Thursday thru Sunday
  • Odd Squad Live!, Lyric Opera House, Friday
  • Beats Antique, Rams Head Live, Friday
  • The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6, Strathmore, Friday
  • Eric Roberson, Birchmere, Friday & Saturday
  • The Second City’s Completely Unbiased Political Review, Kennedy Center, Friday & Saturday
  • Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10, BSO & Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Friday & Sunday
  • Oh Wonder, Rams Head Live, Saturday
  • LOL Comedy Show, BSO & Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Saturday
  • Maria Bamford Live, Warner Theatre, Saturday
  • All the Way Live!, Kennedy Center, Saturday & Sunday
  • Keiko Matsui, Birchmere, Sunday
  • Peter Frampton Raw: An Acoustic Tour, Kennedy Center, Sunday
  • The Big Swing with Craig Gildner Big Band and the interplay Orchestra, Strathmore, Sunday
  • Washington Capitals VS New York Islanders, Verizon Center, Saturday
  • Washington Redskins VS Philadelphia Eagles, FedEx Field, Sunday


acct.jpgThe Accountant

Duration:  128 Minutes

Genre:  Action/Crime/Drama/Thriller

Christian Wolff is a mathematics savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Using a small-town CPA office as a cover, he makes his living as a freelance accountant for dangerous criminal organizations. With a Treasury agent hot on his heels, Christian takes on a state-of-the-art robotics company as a legitimate client. As Wolff gets closer to the truth about a discrepancy that involves millions of dollars, the body count starts to rise.

 Starring: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal

kevin.jpgKevin Hart: What Now?

Duration:  96 Minutes

Genre:  Documentary/Comedy

Comic Kevin Hart performs his stand-up routine in front of 50,000 people at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

Starring: Kevin Hart, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, David Meunier

maxMax Steel

Duration:  92 Minutes

Genre:  Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi

Teenager Max McGrath discovers that his body can generate the most powerful energy in the universe. Steel is a funny, slightly rebellious, techno-organic extraterrestrial who wants to utilize Max’s skills. When the two meet, they combine together to become Max Steel, a superhero with unmatched strength on Earth. They soon learn to rely on each other when Max Steel must square off against an unstoppable enemy from another galaxy.

Starring: Ben Winchell, Josh Brener, Maria Bello, Andy Garcia

Exercise? More Like Deskercise!


Have you heard of Desk-ercise? It’s true- most of us spend 8 hours a day, 5 days a week sitting at our desks, looking at a computer. With the growing popularity of Fit-bits and pedometers, we’ve learned the importance of making an effort to get more “steps” in every day. But what other things could we be doing to help combat the effects of a full-time desk job? Read on to find out.

Get Moving!

Whether you wear a Fit-bit or not, get moving! If possible, take 10-15 minutes of your lunch break to walk outside, or ask your concierge about starting a walking group. If weather or the area you work in are not fit for this, you can still find small ways of incorporating more walking into your day.Take the stairs whenever you are traveling a few floors up or down!

Start drinking more water to take more trips (and steps) to the restroom (maybe pick one farther away from your desk to go the extra mile). It also gives your eyes a break from looking at your computer or reading material. Plus drinking water is great for your mind and body! – Instead of emailing a brief email to a co-worker, try physically going over to his or her desk to relay your message.


You may think of stretching as something to be done following physical activity. It is also important to do throughout the day, especially when sitting for long periods of time. Doing moves such as the ones below will help get the blood moving as well as reduce some common aches and pains caused by the work environment. Caution: some are more discreet than others! Here are some of our favorites!

Wrist Roll: Roll both wrists every hour or so- both right and left wrists, 10 rolls each direction.


Finger Stretch: Extend your fingers out as far as they can go, then bring them back in and squeeze your hand in a fist. Hold each stretch for 5 seconds, and repeat several times.

Shoulder Stretch: Place your opposite hand below the elbow with the arm across your chest. Don’t rotate your body as you hold the stretch for 15-20 seconds. You should feel tension in the back of your shoulder. Slowly let go of your arm and repeat on the other side.

Neck Roll: Close your eyes and let your chin drop down towards your chest. Begin to circle your neck slowly, bringing your right ear toward your right shoulder, the head back and then the left ear toward the left shoulder. Complete 3-5 rolls in each direction.

Upper Arm Stretch: Lift one arm and bend it behind your head, then place the other hand on the bent elbow to help stretch your upper arm and shoulder. Hold for 15-30 seconds, then return to the starting position and repeat on the other side.

Leg Extension: Sitting in your chair with your back pressed flat against the backrest, extend your legs out straight in front of you, flexing your thighs. Point, and then flex your toes 10 times, keeping legs extended. Here are some more ways to get your heart pumping, and maybe even break a sweat!


Wall Push-ups: Facing a wall, place your hands slightly wider than shoulder width apart, at chest level. Walk your feet back about 6 inches. Slowly bend your elbows as your bring your chest towards the wall, pause, and return to the start. Keep your core braced throughout the movement.

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Wall Sits: Stand facing away from a wall, with your back pressed up against it. Pull your belly button towards your spine as you slowly walk your feet out away from the wall and slide your torso down the wall, until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Engage your thigh muscles and core, as you hold this position- aim for 30 seconds to a minute, and increase as you get stronger!

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Triceps Dips: Place your palms on the edge of a (non-mobile) chair or ledge at similar height, with fingers facing forward. Keeping knees bent at about 90 degrees, walk your feet out several feet in front of you. Keep your weight back in your palms as you slowly bend your elbows back behind you to lower your body. Pause at the bottom and straighten your arms. Repeat 10-20 times. Make this move more challenging by walking your feet out further from you, and/or straightening your legs, keeping your heels on the ground.

With these tips and tricks, your body will feel more energized and refreshed at work in no time! For more information on deskercises, reach out to your concierge!